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Classical Baltic Circle Tour from Riga

9 days
8 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

 Per person:

$ 1,065.00 (double occupancy)
$ 1,515.00 (single occupancy)

Supplement for Jul 16 - Jul 20:
$ 40.00 (double occupancy)
$ 40.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

May 20, 2018 - May 28, 2018 
Jun 10, 2018 - Jun 18, 2018 
Jun 24, 2018 - Jul 02, 2018 
Jul 08, 2018 - Jul 16, 2018 
Jul 22, 2018 - Jul 30, 2018 
Aug 05, 2018 - Aug 13, 2018 
Aug 19, 2018 - Aug 27, 2018 
Sep 02, 2018 - Sep 10, 2018 

Hotels:

Riga - "Novotel" or similar
Tallinn - "Sokos Viru" or similar
Sigulda - "Segevold" or similar
Vilnius - "Novotel Vilnius Centre" or similar

Included:

8 nights at the 4- star hotels
Buffet breakfast daily
Welcome cocktail at hotel in Riga
Transportation by air-conditioned coach or minivan as per itinerary on days 2-8
English-German speaking guide escort on days 2-8
Excursions as per itinerary
Entrances to: the Dome Church and Riga Central Market, the Dome Church and Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky in
Tallinn, Turaida Castle, Sigulda Castle, St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Bernadine Garden , Vilnius University with St. John’s
Church, St. Stanislaw Cathedral, Amber gallery- museum and Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius, Trakai
Castle, Rundale Palace
Individual information package (city guides and program)

Highlights & Experience:

Tallinn Old Town with St. Catherine's Passage
National park Gauja with Turaida Castle
Vilnius old town with 'artists' republic' in Uzupis
Trakai Castle
Hill of Crosses Rundale Palace
Riga Old Town and Market Halls in Riga
Beach promenade in Parnu

Optional Services:

Transfers: $25 
Additional night: $65
Lithuanian Cuisine dinner: $40
Latvian Cuisine dinner: $45
Estonian Cuisine dinner: $45
Excursion (4H) to Jurmala: $55
Excursion (3H) to Kadriorg Park & Palace: $60
Half board at hotels: $300*
* half board includes six 3-course dinners & tea/coffee

Itinerary:

Day 1  : ARRIVAL IN RIGA

Welcome! Your exciting Baltic tour starts today in Riga. Individual transfer to your hotel (not included). Check-in at the hotel. 7:00 p.m. welcome meeting at the hotel with your tour guide. Overnight in Riga.

Options: Transfer
Day 2  : RIGA

Riga sightseeing - visit famous Riga market

9:00 a.m. a city tour of Riga, A combined coach and walking tour encompasses the most significant sights of Riga: driving along the central boulevards of Riga, enjoying the view of the City Canal Parks, the Bastion Hill, the Powder Tower, the Latvian National Theatre, the Fine Arts Museum, the Art Nouveau Buildings of the beginning of the 20th century, the Freedom Monument, University of Latvia, Latvian National Opera House and the Daugava River. During the walking part of the tour you will enjoy the beauty of the ancient Hanseatic City: picturesque streets of the Old Town, the Dome Cathedral, the Church of St.Peter, the old Guild Houses, the Swedish Gate, St.Jacob’s Church, St. Mary Magdalene's Church,  the Parliament House, Old Riga Castle. Following the visit of the famous market halls of Riga. Afternoon optional: excursion to Jurmala. In the evening optional:  dinner at Latvian restaurant “ Rozengrals ” or similar. Overnight in Riga (B)

Options: Afternoon trip to Jurmala, Latvian Cuisine dinner
Day 3  : RIGA - PARNU - TALLINN (188 mi)

Drive from Latvia to Estonia with a stop at Parnu summer resort by the Baltic Sea

9:00 a.m. departure for Tallinn with a stop in Pärnu, Estonia “Summer Capital”. This little town has been known as a summer health resort since the first spa opened here in the 1830s. Further drive to Tallinn. Arrival in Tallinn, check-in at the hotel.  Overnight in Tallinn (B)

Day 4  : TALLINN

Tallinn sightseeing with visit to marzipan museum

9:00 a.m. a city tour of Tallinn, visiting the Old Town of Tallinn - an example of Gothic architecture in the Baltic and Nordic countries. The tour includes Toompea Castle fortifications, the Dome Church (13th century), the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky (19th century), Town Hall Square (15th century), St. Catherine's Passage, where artists of St. Catherine guild present their work, St. Olaf’s Church. Afternoon optional: excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to Kadriorg Palace. In the evening optional: dinner at restaurant “Pepersack” or similar. Overnight in Tallinn (B)

Options: Excursion to Kadriorg Park, Estonian Cuisine dinner
Day 5  : TALLINN - TARTU - SIGULDA (238 mi)

Tartu sightseeing - Sigulda

9:00 a.m. departure for Sigulda. Stopover in Tartu, the second largest town in Estonia. A city tour of Tartu, including Tartu University, Toome Hill Park with its monuments, sculptures, bridges and ruins of gothic Church, panoramic view of the town with Jaani Church and Town Hall Square. Further drive to Sigulda (Latvia). Short stop in a small an­cient town of Cesis for a walk in Castle Park. Arrival in Sigulda, check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Sigulda (B)

Day 6  : SIGULDA -VILNIUS (219 mi)

9:00 a.m.  walk in Gauja National Park, including visit to Turaida Castle and the ruins of the 13th century Crusader Castle in Sigulda. A further drive to Vilnius. Arrival in Vilnius, check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Vilnius (B)

Day 7  : VILNIUS-TRAKAI-VILNIUS (31 mi)

9:00 a.m. a city tour of Vilnius, capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years. The tour includes: St.Peter and Paul’s Church, Gediminas Castle, Cathedral Square  with St. Stanislaw Cathedral and Bell tower, St.Ann and Bernardines’ Church, Amber gallery-museum,  Uzupis -one of the oldest districts of Vilnius, mentioned in the historical sources as far back as the 16th century, novo days the artists’ “republic”, which has its own constitution, national anthem, calendar and map,   the Gates of Dawn with a holy image of the Virgin Mary, Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit, Town Hall Square and Vilnius University (founded in 1579) with St. John’s Church. Afternoon trip to Trakai (25 km from Vilnius), the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Visit to the insular castle of the 14th century, erected on a small island in the lake Galve. Return to Vilnius. In the evening optional dinner at Lithuanian restaurant “ Lokys” or similar. Overnight in Vilnius (B)

Options: Lithuanian Cuisine dinner
Day 8  : VILNIUS - PAKRUOJIS MANOR - HILL OF CROSSES - RUNDALE - RIGA (238 mi)

Exciting drive from Lithuania to Latvia, stopping at an old traditional manor, Hill of Crosses and late baroque Rundale Palace

9:00 a.m. departure by coach to Riga, the capital of Latvia. Stop at the Hill of Crosses (16 km from Šiauliai), the unforgettable place with thousands of crosses on two small hills. A further drive to Riga. Stop in Rundale. Visit to Rundale Palace of the 18th century, a beautiful late baroque palace in Latvia. It is a splendid example of the early work of famous Italian architect F.B.Rastrelli. Arrival in Riga, check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Riga (B)

Day 9  : DEPARTURE FROM RIGA

We hope you've enjoyed your trip to the Baltics! Your tour ends today after breakfast. You will transfer to the airport to catch your flight home. (B)

Options: Transfer

Notes:

Group size: min-2 pax, max-35 pax

Tour Code: AMBR/ENG